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CEEP 2023-24 Applications

Students can submit applications for the 2023-24 Canisius Earning Excellence Program (CEEP) awards beginning Monday, January 30 through Monday, February 27.

The Canisius Earning Excellence Program awards students with funding for intellectually demanding projects that create opportunities for applied learning outside the classroom. The work completed through this program is closely related to a career or scholarly field and directly related to faculty scholarship. By working alongside faculty on research-focused projects, students are able to achieve a high level of preparedness for maintaining professional working relationships and for continued studies at the graduate level.

Canisius College undergraduates in any major may apply for a CEEP award if they have a 3.2 or higher overall GPA and if they have a faculty or college administrator sponsor with an appropriate CEEP project. Please note: Students with an overall GPA below 3.2 may apply for a CEEP award but awards will only be granted if the student’s overall GPA is higher than 3.2 at the end of the spring semester and/or if their semester GPA was 3.4 or higher in the past two semesters.

CEEP students receive stipend payments deposited into their accounts with student records at the end of each semester. This allows students to receive federal work-study (if eligible) in addition to their CEEP project.

More information and current online applications (opening on Monday, January 30) are available on the Academic Affairs CEEP Information Page on the myCanisius portal. Students will also receive an email notification with details regarding the application process. Please note, current CEEP award recipients interested in continuing their project next year will need to fill out new applications for the 2023-24 award. Renewal is not automatic.

If you have any questions regarding the award and application process, contact Amy Beiter ( or Jenn Lodi-Smith (

Submitted by: Amy Beiter, curriculum and student support project associate, Academic Affairs

Suicide Prevention Training

The Counseling Center is offering suicide prevention training for faculty, staff and students on Wednesday, Januar 25, from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. in Old Main 303.

QPR, the “CPR” for suicide prevention, stands for Question the person about suicide, Persuade the person to get help and Refer the person to help. QPR is designed to increase one’s ability to recognize suicidal thoughts and behaviors and to refer the person who is at risk to a professional resource. To learn more about QPR, click here.

Those who have previously participated in this training are encouraged to take it again to refresh their skills.

Registration for QPR training is encouraged but walk-ins are also welcome. To register for this training or for more details, Email Sabrina Sosa at

Submitted by: Eileen Niland, Director, Counseling Center




Save The Date

Mark your calendars: The undergraduate admissions staff will be welcoming accepted students for the Canisius Class of 2027 to campus on Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 23 for Accepted Students Day events!

We are excited for our prospective students to have the opportunity to connect with various departments on campus through these event experiences!  More details will be forthcoming.

Submitted by: Rachel Massaro, senior admissions counselor, Undergraduate Admissions

Women’s Basketball Hosts Faculty Appreciation Day

Attention all Griff Fans!

The Canisius women’s basketball team invites you to their contest against Manhattan on Saturday, January 21 at 1:00 p.m!

Faculty tickets are free with a Canisius ID. Tokens for a free scoop of ice cream at Anderson’s will be provided to everyone at the game!

Come cheer on your Griffs!

Submitted by: Josh Denz, graduate assistant, Athletics

Upcoming Online Faculty Development Course

The OFDC (Online Faculty Development Course) offered by COLI is for full-time and part-time faculty, whether new to D2L or experienced with technology for teaching. This five-week mini-course prepares instructors to teach online and hybrid courses. The OFDC provides many practical tips for teaching online but more importantly, helps faculty explore new pedagogies for active learning, social presence, and community in courses on the internet.

Additionally, the updated OFDC offers insights on what Regular and Substantive Interactions (RSI) are and how to incorporate RSI into your courses. It also includes information on Panopto, Canisius’s new video content management system, how it works, and how to best fit Panopto into your courses.

The OFDC can help professors craft engaging, interactive online experiences for students, either for all-online courses, or hybrid courses that feature limited use of the classroom. This spring semester, we are offering two courses, one starting on January 30th and ending on March 3rd, and a second one starting on February 27th and ending on March 31st. To RSVP for either, please check out the COLI faculty development events here. While you are there, be sure to sign up for our Online Teaching and Learning Updates Workshops and Panopto Workshops too!